Wales will be launching the first youth parliament in January 2019 and Learning Disability Wales will be one of the partner organisations supporting young disabled people to have a voice.
Some of the key facts about the youth parliament
- 60 young people will make up the Parliament.
- 40 young people will be elected from constituency areas.
- 20 young people will be elected through partner organisation.
- They will be the Welsh Youth Parliament Member for 2 years from January 2019 to December 2021.
- Young people must be aged 11 to 17.
- Young people must live in Wales or be educated in Wales.
- Learning Disability Wales will be electing 2 young people to represent young disabled people.
Getting involved through Learning Disability Wales
Are you a young disabled person interested in being a Welsh Youth Parliament Member and representing the views of other young disabled people?
Who we are looking for?
- Someone between the ages of 11 and 17 (No older than 17 on November 25th 2018).
- A young disabled person.
- Someone who can listen to others.
- Someone who is good at communicating (using their own way of communication).
- Someone who will ask for support if needed.
- Someone with good people skills.
- Someone who can be reliable with the correct support.
We are not looking for someone who is perfect already. There may be things that you are not sure about or would need training in. Please do not let this put you off applying.
For more information and how to apply please visit our Welsh Youth Parliament page.